Choosing Wisely - Medical conditions

When your doctor recommends a drug, treatment or test, be sure to ask if it's appropriate for you. To help guide your discussion with your doctor, we've included a list of articles below from "Consumer Reports" and other patient friendly groups.

  • Treatments for Open-Angle Glaucoma
  • Treatments for Open-Angle Glaucoma

    04/12/2012
    From: AHRQ
    This summary will tell you about medicines, laser surgery, and traditional surgery to treat open-angle glaucoma. It will discuss what research says about how well these treatments work and possible side effects. You can use this information when talking with your eye doctor about what treatment may be right for you.
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  • Triptans for Migraine
  • Triptans for Migraine

    05/01/2010
    From: Consumer Reports
    If nonprescription pain relievers do not work for you, the next step may be a triptan. But which one? Our report considered all of the available evidence for effectiveness, safety, and side effects, as well as cost.
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  • Type 2 Diabetes Drugs
  • Type 2 Diabetes Drugs

    04/19/2012
    From: Consumer Reports
    You might assume you need medication to help control type 2 diabetes. But lifestyle changes alone can sometimes suffice. And when drugs are needed, the best choice usually isn't one of the newer, heavily advertised ones.
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  • Upper Endoscopy for GERD
  • Upper Endoscopy for GERD

    11/17/2012
    From: Consumer Reports
    People with heartburn often undergo a procedure called endoscopy to see if GERD is the cause. But thatís usually not necessary. Hereís why.
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  • Urinary Incontinence in Women
  • Urinary Incontinence in Women

    04/09/2012
    From: AHRQ
    The information in this summary is from a report that reviewed 905 studies between January 1990 and December 2011 on treatments without surgery for urinary incontinence. You can use the information from research to understand what is known about the possible benefits and side effects of each treatment option. This information will help you talk with your doctor about what option may be best for you.
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